Growing up the youngest in a big Catholic family in Nashville, Keith Alberstadt quickly developed a sarcastic tongue as a convenient way to get attention. He delivers that wit on a nightly basis to comedy club, corporate, and college audiences nationwide. Alberstadt is regarded by both peers and fans as a one-of-a-kind performer with a very clever writing style. He has been featured on the Late Show with David Letterman and is a contributing writer to Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. His new CD “It’s Pronounced ‘Jenkins’” showcases his humor on everything from naming babies and tolerating meatheads to ruining dates and embarrassing nail salon customers.
Keith says, “The CD, “It’s Pronounced ‘Jenkins'” was a blast to put together! Not only does it capture a great night of comedy, but it also features four bonus tracks from shows I did overseas for the troops. I have always said that performing for the troops was the greatest experience of my career, and I’m thrilled that I’m finally able to share parts of those shows with you.”
Here’s the clip of Keith’s appearance on Late Show with David Letterman:
NashvilleStandUp was lucky enough to get an advance copy of the cd and we’re happy to say Keith has once again made us proud to know him. “It’s Pronounced ‘Jenkins’” is consistently funny. The performance is a tight set of high quality, well crafted jokes delivered by a seasoned professional. Alberstadt is easily the most disciplined, hard working comic I’ve ever met. Over the last ten years I’ve marveled at the quality of new, evergreen material he generates. That steadfast dedication to his craft is evident in every track.
The four bonus tracks recorded live while Keith was entertaining the troops in Iraq and throughout the Middle East are very entertaining. It’s interesting to hear his material customized for such a specific audience. His stories about performing in a war zone are funny and fascinating to civilians who may not understand some specific military references – but the reaction from those troops demonstrates how well Keith connects with audiences.. even in troubled war zones.
It’s a fantastic cd, beginning to end. Longtime fans of Alberstadt won’t be disappointed and comedy fans new to Keith will no doubt become fans after a listen.
“It’s Pronounced ‘Jenkins'” is now available on Rooftop Comedy, where you can purchase a physical copy or download it on iTunes. It’s the perfect holiday gift, especially for anyone you may know serving in uniform.
Nashville area fans are in luck!
Keith is performing at the Roxy Theater in Clarksville – headlining the “Comedy on the Cumberland” show benefitting the Humane Society. It’s a fantastic cause and an incredible line-up of comedians: Keith, Dan Whitehurst, X-Man and Hank Bonecutter. If you’re in the area, don’t miss it.
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